🕓 April 24, 2003
Dubai, Apr 24: As every Christian celebrates Easter to commemorate Lord's passion, it was a perfect occasion for Kanajarians to get-together at Dubai's Al-Mas Hotel on 24th of April 2003. KWAE members, their families and friends usually celebrate all such occasions and this time it was Easter that brought them together after their recent celebration of Nativity of Mary in September and an outdoor picnic in February this year.
The program started at 9.30 pm by the MC welcoming the guests and their families, followed by a prayer. The President of the association, Mr. Thomas Saldanha in his speech greeted everyone and welcomed the new members, and the Secretary of KWAE, Mrs. Vera Barboza presented them a flower bouquet individually. Mr. Saldanha then spoke a few words on the recent developments that have taken place through KWAE and a summary of events in the recent months. KWAE has been an active participant in the construction of Lourdes Hospital in Kanajar by contributing a large sum of Rs.21 lakhs to the hospital, which was inaugurated in February this year. Both KWAE President and Vice-President Mr. Frank Lobo were present for the inaugural function that was presided over by the Cabinet Minister Shri. Oscar Fernandes, Bishop of Mangalore, Shri Lawrence Saldanha (KWA Convener) & other dignitaries. The president briefly thanked the sponsors of the day's function mainly Mr. Louis Mendonca (Kanajar), Mr. John Saldanha, Abudhabi (Kanajar), Mr. Thomas Sequeira, Abudhabi (Kanajar) and all the committee members for their excellent teamwork including other members who prepared delicious food for the evening.